Photos from Sunday’s Jazz Concert

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Please enjoy these shots of yesterday’s wonderful jazz concert featuring The John Alaimo Trio with Mike Tinus & Tauras Biskis. Photos by Scott Kramer. Next Sunday (February 28 at 4pm) will be the last concert in the jazz series, featuring… Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase Reviews Two Mysteries

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I’ve just finished reading two new mysteries, both first published books for their authors. I picked up The Man on the Washing Machine by Susan Cox, because I’m a pushover for a quirky title.  The main character, Theophania… Read More

Now Hear This

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by brian morris   Sonic sweetness….my countdown of the year that (just) was in music. [Many of these titles are available either through CLAMS or the Commonwealth Catalog. Several albums are not available through CLAMS or Commonwealth Catalog. If you… Read More

15 for ’15

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by brian morris   Here, then, are the best 15 books of 2015, methinks…in no particular order, with no particular place to go. [Click the titles to place a hold through the CLAMS catalog. Please note: Cow Country… Read More

Photos from the WT Library’s Halloween Party 2015

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Guest Post: THE BASEMENT TAPES

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  brian lee morris Interviews Jennifer Tseng, Author of Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness Accomplished poet Jennifer Tseng has written a book. It’s a novel. It’s her first. It has lots of people swooning, especially in these parts…. Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase Reviews Three Mysteries

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When I was in Houston visiting my brother, we went to one of my favorite stores Murder By the Book – heaven! …All mysteries, all the time. I asked the proprietor to recommend some lesser-known or first-time published… Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase on SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES

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Smaller and Smaller Circles (Soho Crime August 2015) by F.H. Baracan was not the easiest book to read. The murders and gruesome abuse of young boys, the abject poverty, the corruption of government officials and the cynical disregard… Read More

Guest Post: ChrisD on THE BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE

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The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King The first line of any novel should tantalize, it should make the reader want to keep reading. “I was fifteen when I first met… Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase on EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES

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Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline When I was asked to write reviews of mysteries for this blog, I thought that I would concentrate on lesser known or first-time published authors. BUT, I have just finished reading Every… Read More